By: Jennifer Murray

Airing Out the Dirty and Clean Laundry on the Whirlpool Duet

I do a lot of “airing out my dirty laundry” here at this space…lately I’ve been posting about my LITERAL laundry and how my Whirlpool Duet Washer and Dryer have entirely changed my laundry routine for the better!

whirlpool front loader with pedastals

For my final post, I’d like to air it all out for you…the stains, the wrinkles, the dirt, along with the bright spots. Let’s start with the bright side, because these far outweigh the dark side!

The Bright Side:

  • I can conceal all of my laundry necessities and more in the pedestal drawers. Things stay much more organized, yet out of site!
  • The front loading means I no longer have to break my back leaning over the washer to transfer loads of laundry…and let’s be honest I LOVE that the boys can help too, because it’s on their level!
  • I no longer have to measure or pour in detergent for each load.  The precision dispense measures the amount of detergent needed for each specific load based on weight and specific cycle.
  • The options are endless on cycle choices: sports equipment, bedding, business wear, jeans, pillows, you name it. I’ve washed shoes, bedding, furniture covers and they’ve all came out spotless!
  • My laundry load has reduced because of the larger capacity.
  • I can touch things up that I didn’t get to immediately with the “Touch Up” cycle on the dryer that even has a steam option to get out wrinkles.

(That was easy…now for the dark side!)

The Dark Side: (Or Perhaps the Not-So Dark Side)

  • By using the pedestal drawers, you pretty much forfeit the work surface functionality, because it is too high to fold or pre-treat stains. 
  • You can only use HE Laundry Detergent. Non-HE Detergent will increase suds, which will increase residue and increase rinse time and decrease cleaning. I need to donate my stockpile of non-HE detergent.
  • Although we were given this pair to review, I think if we would have purchased these on our own the price tag would have deterred us. However, I truly believe in their value after using them for the last three months.
  • The inside of the dispenser drawer stays wet. I probably need to start wiping it dry between loads.

What are the bright and dark sides of your current laundry appliances?

 

(In case it needs repeating, I wrote this review while participating in a test-drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Whirlpool and received a complimentary Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer to facilitate my review. Whoohoo!)

 

4 Responses to “Airing Out the Dirty and Clean Laundry on the Whirlpool Duet”

  1. HoundDogMom (Sherri)
    November 22, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    I always worry about them front loading machines coming open and washing my floors for me as well. Hey if you are looking for some place to donate your old laundry soap you might look at your local Animal shelters, I know our local animal shelters can use these types of donations for washing all the kitty and doggie blankets. Just and idea. I hope you and your family have a very safe and Happy Thanksgiving. Sherri

  2. Crystal
    November 22, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    We also have HE front loaders, and while they’re awesome in some ways, I’m looking forward to the day when future technology solves some problems, like the wet inside the detergent drawer, how you have to leave the door open to let it air out, the musty smell it develops after a while, the gunk that collects underneath the rubber door seal, etc.

  3. melissa
    November 22, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    i’m drooling. so nice!! love it, girl!

  4. Erin
    November 23, 2011 at 2:18 am #

    I love your blog! I hope you don’t mind that I became a follower! 🙂 Erin

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